In order to see the greatest news, we need to understand what makes it great.
- Bad News: Our sin has separated us from God.
"...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
"...the wages of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23)
- Worse News: We can do nothing to remove our sin.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing,; it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8)
- Good News: At the cross, Jesus did for us what we couldn't do for ourselves.
Jesus died on the cross and shed his blood to pay for our sins.
"...the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin." (1 John 1:7)
- Best News: Through faith, we freely receive forgiveness and eternal life.
"...the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)